Laptops keep getting thinner and lighter, but some concept laptops take portable to a new level. Orkin Design's Rolltop consists of an OLED display that can start as a rolled-up mat and deploy as a multi-touch 17-inch laptop. My beastly HP laptop just shed a tear of envy.
The Orkin laptop can also transform into a tablet PC operable with a stylus, or become a standup flat screen display. A power adapter and other features fit with the carrying canister that comes with a convenient holding strap.
Sony has also gotten in on the action with concept laptops, watches and MP3 players that take advantage of flexible OLED technology. All those went on display at CEATEC 2009 in Chiba, Japan.
This should get any ordinary laptop user excited. But people wondering if a lightweight laptop can still pack in computing power might check out PopSci's own explanation of how to beef up that small PC.
As if it wasn't cool enough on its own, they went and made the canister look like a lightsaber.
That is amazing! When is this coming out, we need to revolutionize our education system with computers like these!
Now if only they'll put a decent OS on it. Mac or Linux anyone?
First of all.. education systems????? what? this isnt really going to improve classrooms by getting expensive roll-up computers.....
Also please not a mac... that would be just murder
It looks more like a luxury item than a practical item. Why do we need a roll up laptop anyway? We are currently making laptops that are just a few inches thick. And sure it looks cool, but do we really need it? I wouldn't recomend it for classrooms, because kids would probably break it... But that's just my opinion.
well the roll up form would be good for traveling. and that it takes up less room. and ya definally not in a class room, and i don't think that we do but do we need half the things we do.
Yes we have thin laptops already available but the concept that I find appealing is this one actually wraps around it’s own docking station. I can envision the canister being able to accommodate removable storage,etc. Additionally the OLED technology should allow you to customize the keyboard. You could have language specific keyboards, application hot key specific keyboards, etc.
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Well this is just one of the luxury items now. It could be quite common in the future. It could incorporate more technologies in the future and become tougher and could be competitive with inflexible computers. Answere this question. If they were the same price same computeing power and same reliability, which would you buy? Remeber the future always make it better.
looks cool and I want one but it also looks like it could brake easaly.
I just can't wait for the switch computer. As light and as big as a mobile phone, but flips out into a full size laptop at the press of a button.
Way too cool!
@reeko I agree this would eliminate a lot of language problems and especially changing from QWERTY to Dvorak or another layout
i want this, how much will it cost once it comes out?
True laptops are getting thinner but, there is no laptop that I know that has as big a screen as that. One problem with the design though is the screen could go bonkers after opening and closing it all the time. That's a problem they might be able to overcome in the future. Cool marketing idea too!
forget the ipad, am need to go get me one of these beauties! :)
really, i think our laptops are good enough now if u drop urs it shatters
b4 just the battery came out and u where fine, now you have to buy a new one because u where stupid enough to drop or wreck the old one
By the one and only.........
when is it going to be in the market, how much it will cost
This is just mind-blowing........this is perfect for...for...for, anybody!!! The uses are never ending. But one question is their a disc drive?
Then again by that time there wont be any need for cd and dvd-rom. :D
This is perfect for graphic designers!
Really amazing! Hope this can be real not just a concept laptop. Still waiting for this product. :)
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